There’s now a maple syrup that was made on Kelleys Island

Speaking of maple syrup, CFAES’ Buckeye Yard & Garden onLine website yesterday told the story of a new project on Kelleys Island, which lies in Lake Erie. Two CFAES educators, Thomas deHaas and Les Ober, were among the project’s collaborators, and in the end the team’s work boiled down to a first: the inaugural batch of Kelleys Island “Glacially Groovy” maple syrup. (Photo: A (maple-less) scene on Kelleys Island, Getty Images.)

And which maples would those be?

“While sugar maple is considered ‘the’ tree to tap for syrup, there are also other maples you can tap.” 

Those are the words of Kathy Smith, forestry program director for the CFAES School of Environment and Natural Resources. She’s one of the organizers of our upcoming Maple Bootcamp, which will let you know which maples those are, along with a whole lot more.

Saturday: See Earth-friendly insects up close

The Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair on Saturday, April 23, will hold tours of the CFAES Wooster Campus’s new United Titanium Bug Zoo. You can get a sneak peek of what you can see on the tour in the video above. Or check out these photos and story in the Ohio State Alumni Magazine.

Tours will be offered, too, of the new building that the zoo is in, the Wooster Campus Science Building, which is LEED-certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design.

Learn more about the Scarlet, Gray, and Green Fair.